Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus
Mary Shelley's novel "Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus" (1818) is a combination of gothic horror story and science fiction first conceived for a writing challenge by Lord Byron when she was just eighteen. It is the story of Victor Frankenstein, a Swiss student of natural science who assembles pieces of corpses to create an artificial man and brings it to life with galvanism. Though it seeks affection, the unnamed monster inspires loathing in everyone it meets. Lonely and miserable, the creature ultimately destroys its creator.
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Or, The Modern Prometheus Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. who know him, and
who hear it from his own lips, with what interest and sympathy shall I read it in
some future day." - FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS.
FRANKENSTEIN; OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS. CHAPTER I. I AM by birth
a Genevese; and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic. My
ancestors had been for many years counsellors and syndics; and my father had ...
To W. FRANKENSTEIN. * MY DEAR cous IN, - “I cannot describe to you the
uneasiness we have all felt concerning your health. We cannot help imagining
that your friend Clerval conceals the extent of your disorder: for it is now several
i serving my face expressive of suffering, “M. Frankenstein is modest; an excellent
quality in a young man. Young men should be diffident of themselves, you know,
M. Clerval; I was myself when young : but that wears out in a very short time.
... amiable and benevolent of human creatures. She nursed Madame
Frankenstein, my aunt, in her last illness with the greatest affection and care; and
afterwards attended her own mother during a tedious illness, in I68
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My favorite book of all time.User Review - TheRavensLenore - Borders
I am in love with the "monster" portrayed in this book. From his point of view, it's when the coldness of the world changes us for the worse. To think that she wrote this novel at such a young age, it is profound. Read full review
A Brief review of "Frankenstein"User Review - VendettLia - Borders
Oh, This is a beautiful book. How its words flow just right with the story, is just Magnificiant. The story is captivating, not to mention wonderfully depressing.(^^) I really do have high respects ... Read full review